Posts Tagged ‘Psychiatric Illnesses’

  • Mental Health Care - Mental Illness Problems For College Students

    Why Is There A Gap In Mental Health Care For College Students?

    Dec 4, 13 • 2547 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Why Is There A Gap In Mental Health Care For College Students?

    As teens graduate from high school and go on to enroll in college, mental health may be on the bottom of the priority list. Taking its place well below financial concerns, academic demands and social adjustments, mental health may not be on any student’s...

  • Signs Of Depression In Teens | Mental Illness Symptoms In Teens

    Different Signs Of Depression In Teens

    Nov 11, 13 • 4689 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on Different Signs Of Depression In Teens

    Very Different Ways Teens Show Depression He doesn’t want to do anything with his best friends any more even though they did nothing wrong to him. They call, but he seems uninterested and isolates himself in his room for hours. He used to get good grades...

  • Youths Attempting Suicide | Teen Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts

    Why 1 in 25 Youths Attempts Suicide

    Nov 7, 13 • 3101 Views • Mental Illness, Self Esteem & Identity, SuicideComments Off on Why 1 in 25 Youths Attempts Suicide

    Adolescence is a time of significant changes at many levels, from social circles and influences to physical changes. It is also a time, in which mental health symptoms can surface, including eating disorders, depression and anxiety. A recent study evaluated...

  • Bipolar Disorder Rates In Teens And Adults' | Mental Disorders In Kids

    Bipolar Disorder Rates In Teens Nearly That Of Adults

    Nov 1, 13 • 4319 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Bipolar Disorder Rates In Teens Nearly That Of Adults

    The teenage years can be a challenging time of transition. Physical and mental changes can cause a teen to feel as if their childhood has been abruptly ended, while they have been tossed into a phase that is no longer childhood, but without the perks of...

  • Teens With Social Anxiety Disorder - Prone To Early Substance Abuse

    Teens Suffering From Social Anxiety Disorder – Prone To Early Substance Abuse

    Oct 4, 13 • 2980 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on Teens Suffering From Social Anxiety Disorder – Prone To Early Substance Abuse

    The teenage years are full of change and anxiety. Kids want to separate from parents and have their own identity, but they don’t yet know who they are as individuals. Part of the learning curve of self-discovery usually includes identifying with peer...

  • When Mom is Hurting: Assessing the Effects of Parental Depression on Children

    Sep 4, 13 • 3658 Views • FeaturedComments Off on When Mom is Hurting: Assessing the Effects of Parental Depression on Children

    Everything that happens to parents will have a meaningful effect on the well-being of their children. When times are good this can make for a happy and well-adjusted household. But when a parent is suffering from clinical depression, the atmosphere of misery...

  • New Scrutiny of Childhood Bipolar Disorder

    Sep 3, 13 • 2570 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on New Scrutiny of Childhood Bipolar Disorder

    The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has announced its acceptance of the final draft of the fifth revision of what many call its bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This inches thick guidebook is used by mental health...

  • Social Phobia and Children: The Origins of a Disorder

    Sep 2, 13 • 2867 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on Social Phobia and Children: The Origins of a Disorder

    Social phobia is a condition that often manifests at a young age. Unfortunately, parents are usually unprepared when their sons or daughters first begin to show symptoms of apparently unreasonable or exaggerated fear when in the presence of other people, and...

  • Eating Disorders Starting At a Younger Age

    Jul 30, 13 • 2380 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Eating Disorders Starting At a Younger Age

    An exploration of anorexia nervosa often lands on the pre-teen to teenage girl with a distorted version of a healthy persona. It’s common for that girl to starve herself, believing she is too fat to be loved and therefore a drastic change is needed. This is...